Top five twin team-mates in English football
After Blackburn got their very own Olsson twins yesterday, we look at the best of twin team-mates to grace English football.
1. Rafael and Fabio Da Silva
Arguably English football’s top-achieving twins to date, in tag team terms. Unlike some sets of footballing twins, the talent seems to be fairly equal between the pair. Rafael has had more game-time since the pair joined Manchester United, but Sir Alex Ferguson does go through spells of seeming to prefer Fabio.
2. Rod and Ray Wallace
Part of a dynasty that included elder brother Danny, the Wallace twins were together at Southampton and Leeds. Rod clicked at Elland Road and had a good Premier League career, while Ray played just a few games for Leeds before embarking on a career in the lower leagues.
3. Adam and James Chambers
The West Brom duo became the first twins to play in a Premier League match together in 2002, despite only being on the field together for two minutes. They’ve both left the Baggies and dropped down the pyramid since then. Adam is currently at Walsall, while James is with Doncaster.
4. Dean and David Holdsworth
Both Holdsworth’s started their careers at Watford. Dean made headlines during successful spells at Wimbledon and Bolton, while David became a Hornets stalwart during a decade at Vicarage Road.
5. Martin and Marcus Olsson
It remains to be seen whether left-back Marcus will take to Premier League football as well as brother Martin, but Steve Kean could barely contain his excitement at the prospect of unleashing the pair down the left flank.